Persecution

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Globe Trot: Syrian army frees Christian town from militants

By Mindy Belz
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International | SYRIA: The Syrian Army has retaken the ancient Christian town of Sadad, following a week of fighting that has besieged about 3,000 Christians.

Missionaries mourn militant takeover in Central African Republic

By Kaitlyn Speer
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Africa | David received a call around 1 p.m. last December that would quickly turn his life upside down. Growing up in the Central African Republic (CAR), a country…

Midday Roundup: Courts force states to divorce traditional marriage laws

By Leigh Jones
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Newsworthy | More marriage challenges. The New Mexico Supreme Court will hear arguments today on a challenge to the state’s marriage laws. A group of county clerks began…

Midday Roundup: Nevada town looks for answers after another school shooting

By Leigh Jones
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Newsworthy | No clear answers. Twenty-four hours after the latest school shooting, details about both the gunman and his victims are starting to emerge. Nevada law…

Eleven lawyers plead for jailed Moroccan Christian

By Julia A. Seymour
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Persecution | The family of a Moroccan Christian on trial was shocked and touched to see 11 human rights lawyers at his appeal hearing on Oct. 10 in Fez, Morocco. The…

Kenneth Bae’s mom visits him in prison hospital

By Samantha Gilman
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North Korea | At a hospital in Pyongyang, North Korea, on Friday, Myunghee Bae cried as she hugged her son Kenneth Bae for the first time in 11 months. They had 90 minutes…

Islamists continue to target Christians in Central African Republic

By Julia A. Seymour
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Persecution | Last month, Central African Republic’s President Michel Djotodia “dissolved” the Seleka Islamist rebel group that helped him seize power in March.

An effective extinction?

By Mindy Belz
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Terrorism | A month of deadly violence by Islamic terrorists aims to wipe out Christian communities

A complete circle?

By Janie B. Cheaney
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Religion | The Muslim world may be a mess, but we don’t know what God may be doing there

A long way from Tehran

By Emily Belz
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Iran | Naghmeh Abedini and her two children face daily life in Idaho without her unjustly imprisoned husband Saeed

China squeezed between Korean priorities

By Angela Lu
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Persecution | Human rights groups hope China’s desire to build ties with South Korea could ease pressure on North Korean refugees

Attacks against Nigeria’s Christians go unnoticed in the West

By Kaitlyn Speer
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Nigeria | Persecution against Nigerian Christians continued from September into October, with fresh attacks in northeastern Nigeria’s Borno State. Mark Lipdo, the…

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